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[QUOTE=cherryluva7]I was wondering what everyone thought the best over-the-counter acne treatment was? It's not something you like to talk about in person with others so I figured I would ask here. I really need to find something new that works. Oh and also....how much does it usually cost?[/QUOTE]

I haven't found that any over the counter products helped, but I got a prescription for Doxycycline and I saw clear results w/in 2 days ! I was shocked, but she said it's really good and works fast. I was so excited. She also gave me a benzoil peroxide wash, but it's the pills that totally work best for me and I have tried everything !

I tried proactive and there was another one that was out there and it felt like it burned my face and it just made me break out more, so I couldn't continue. I wanted fast results and that's what I got from the Doxycycline.

Good luck :)
First, how bad is your acne?
Is your acne on your face or body?
I agree with dollymama.
Doxycycline is the holygrail for getting rid of acne.
I'm 35 and have had acne my whole life.
Doxycycline has been the best product to get rid of my acne on my face and body.
You have to go to a derm to get this prescribed
If you have no insurance.
It costs 25 dollars at CVS.
If you have insurance. It will cost very little.

Also, there's 2 versions of doxycycline.
One version costs 25 dollars without insurance and another version which is called Dorf, costs 162 dollars without insurance.
The one thats 162 dollars is the pure form version.
My pharmacist said there basically the same thing.

There is no shelf product you can buy that will stop the acne from growing.
Only an anti biotic will stop it.
The Doxycycline is 30 pills. Get the version thats 100 mg.
Take one pill a day

Products in the store I would recommend.
I would recommend Biore pure unclogging scrub.
It has 2 percent Salicylic Acid and microbeads which will exfoliate your skin nicely.
Here's how it looks. CVS, Wallgreens and Walmart sells it.
http://www.biore.com/usa/products/productInfo.asp?productId=4

Then use, Dove essential nutrients Toner.
It has Green Tea, Vitamin A, E, B5 and Zinc. Its a non alcohol toner and non comedogenic. Leave the toner on. Dont wash it off.

Then use, Neutrogena multi vitamin acne treatment. Its a lotion with lots of vitamins and salicylic acid. You just leave it on your face. Dont wash it off. This lotion is very good for acne on your face.
Dont use it on your body.

I would also recommend using Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub.
This has 2 percent Salicylic Acid and is very good for body acne.
Its the best scrub i'v used for body acne.
Leave this on your body for like 2 minutes then wash off.

When your body acne goes down you might have redmarks from the body acne.
The best thing for this is an AHA product.
I would recommend the Alpha Hydrox enhanced lotion.
It has 10% AHA in it.
It costs about 13 dollars.
They sell it in Eckerd and Riteaid.
dollymama, be careful with the benzoil peroxide wash.
My face and body did not react good to anything with benzoil peroxide.
I broke out everytime I took that.
Benzoil peroxide is the main incredient in the proactive acne products.
I'v had no luck with it.
My face and body have reacted much better using Salicylic Acid.





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